Royal backing for hospital redevelopment appeal

Princess Eugenie with a patient during a royal visit to the RNOH

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) has welcomed Royal visitors to its Stanmore site as it prepares to raise funds for its Redevelopment Appeal.

His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, and his daughter Princess Eugenie visited the Trust following the RNOH Charity's commitment to raising £15million over the next five years to fund vital projects for the phase one redevelopment of the hospital.

The Duke of York, who is also the RNOH’s Patron, and Princess Eugenie have a special connection with the hospital after the Princess received treatment for scoliosis, curvature of the spine, in 2002.

Rosie Stolarski, Head of Fundraising, said it is an exciting time for the RNOH Charity’s Redevelopment Appeal and to receive support from HRH and the Princess is fantastic.

“The PFI funding that the Trust has secured for the redevelopment of the Stanmore site will be used to build a basic NHS orthopaedic hospital with standard equipment,” she said.

“We want to design and construct a truly world-class, innovative healthcare environment that will bring real improvements in orthopaedic care, and transform the lives of our patients.

“Our first mission is to fund a family accommodation unit, which we are pleased to announce will be named after Princess Eugenie."

To help the Trust build a state-of-the-art hospital, the Duke of York and Princess Eugenie will be aiding the RNOH Charity’s Redevelopment Appeal to fund:

  • A rehabilitation centre
  • Patient information screens
  • Specialist furniture
  • Patient rooms 
  • State-of-the-art medical equipment
  • The Spinal Cord Injury Centre and children’s gardens

During the visit the prince and his daughter also met patients on the Children’s Unit. A donation, no matter how small, can transform lives.

To donate or find out how you can raise money for the Redevelopment Appeal, please contact

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